While putting all your old plastic milk bottles and cartons into the recycling bin is a great way to make sure they are recycled, there are many other things you can do with plastic milk bottles. From upcycling to repurposing there are so many great ideas to do with them here on the web that it can be hard to know which one to choose. That is why I have found ten of the very best ideas for you and put them all in this post…
10 – Make a Bird Feeder – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
Nothing too complicated here, just a good recycling idea that will be great fun to make with the little ones. The only thing you might want to be careful of is the sharp edges of the carton.
9 – Make a Halloween Decoration – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
This looks amazing and while it will require a fair old amount of time, effort and skill to pull it off I think it would be well worth it for Halloween.
8 – Make a watering jug – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
What you see at the end of the milk jug is a “Sprout” and is the work of Evan Gant. It is intended to help gardeners and upcycle their empty milk jugs into watering cans.
7 – Make a Storm Trooper Helmet – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
While this will require a fair old amount of time and skill, it has to be said that it is an idea is genius! Not only does it look great but it is also a good use of those old milk cartons.
6 – Make a Milk Carton Ghost – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
Not only do these look great, but they are also very easy to make at home. In fact, I would go so far as to say that even I will try to make some of these for Halloween myself and I have no craft skills at all.
5 – Make a Dustpan – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
Now, this is what I call a good idea! just cut along the lines of the plastic milk jug as it shows in the image and you have yourself a good replacement for a broken dustpan!
4 – Make a Planter – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
This simple looking milk bottle planter brought a smile to my face the moment I saw it, so I knew it would have to be in this top 10 and I for one think it is a great idea.
3 – Make a Penny Jar – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
This idea is so simple it hurts, just clean out an old plastic milk carton and use it as a penny fund for saving towards a day out or new gadgets, provided it is left alone (harder said than done) it will build up quite nicely indeed and there is no making guide required.
2 – Make an Elephant – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
Sadly this would require more plastic milk cartons than I will ever drink in my lifetime, but this White Elephant seen at Glastonbury Festival one year is a sight to behold and a real showcase of how big peoples creativity can be.
1 – Make some pencil holders – Original Source Used: >> Click Here <<
I don’t know what I like more about this idea, maybe it is because it makes organised coloured pencils look amazing, or maybe that it just doesn’t need a making guide of any kind because it is quite clear what you have to do. Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the best ones.